It is as if it had become a vehicle to help Blair redeem his reputation and popularity, lost after the Iraq War.
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If MPs carry on delaying Brexit, they risk the most savage ravaging of their reputation since the expenses scandal
It is time for the Commons to stop telling us what it’s against and to show what it’s for, which ought to be: this deal.
Ronnie Campbell added that “this country is fed up with Parliament…it’s time we got a deal, and got it through.”
MPs would thus become the elected equivalents of the welfare scroungers of tabloid legend – dragging the reputation of Parliament even deeper into the mud.
Raab trod gingerly in Heseltine’s footsteps, while the Leader of the House presented the Shakespearean drama of politics.
“We have to move on. We have to find a way forward. And there’s now only one way. ‘Put it to the people’.”
In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
Mark Harper: Yeah but no but yeah but. When it comes to making up its mind about an election, Labour is Vicky Pollard.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Surrender Bill won’t just delay Brexit. It threatens to stop it altogether.
But there is method in his madness.
He says Starmer “keeps telling me how much he doesn’t like a blind Brexit, and yet what we have before the House is in essence, a blind motion…”
Taking manifestos at face value is always unwise, but even by that yardstick the Opposition’s attempts to reassure Leavers are deeply disingenuous.
Henry Newman: The Tory poll collapse is nothing to do with May’s Withdrawal Agreement. MPs should vote for it – and deliver Brexit
A basic problem remains unaltered – that there is no Commons majority for a No Deal Brexit. This point has been well made by Ann Widdecombe.
Technically, May still has time to avoid European elections. Politically, it is very hard indeed to see how she now can.
Was it really worth handing the Opposition leader a boost to his legitimacy in this way?